Busy Moms: How Do You Get All.The.Things Done?

I haven’t worked outside the home in eight years.  However, my husband likes to remind me that with all of the responsibilities on my plate right now (homeschooling, having two kids with high-functioning autism who are enrolled in ABA 25 hours a week, driving 1.5 hours a day to the ABA center, and working part-time […]

Menu Planning for September 15, 2018

Last week was our first week of taking two kids to ABA therapy 25 hours a week.  I naively thought I’d be able to cook meals at night, but that didn’t really happen because each day was jam packed.  Instead, we relied on easy and slow cooker meals, and I think we’ll keep doing that […]

What The ABA Intake Process Is Like

If you find your child has autism, there are many potential therapies that you can pursue.  However, the gold standard in autism therapy is ABA—Applied Behavioral Analysis.  ABA has been around for years, and it sometimes gets a bad rap because it changes behaviors based on a reward system.  I won’t get into the debate […]

Menu Planning for August 26, 2018

Last week I made Iranian Kebab, but I only made a half batch because the girls don’t like it.  I used the rest of the beef to make tacos for them.  The three of us who do like it were really disappointed there were no leftovers, so no more half batches for us.  In fact, […]

Update: Kitchen Freezer Clean Out Shelves #1 and #2

I had hoped to get on a roll with cleaning out/eating the contents in one or two shelves of my freezer every week, but that didn’t happen.  Still, I made good progress on the two shelves I wanted to clean out. When I started this challenge about two weeks ago, my kitchen refrigerator freezer looked […]

Kitchen Freezer Clean Out: Shelves #1 and #2

I have a lot of freezer space here.  We have one deep freezer chest in our guest room and another in our kitchen.  We also have a freezer in our refrigerator in the kitchen and in the refrigerator in our garage.  Because I have all of that freezer space, I tend to neglect my kitchen […]

My Weight Loss Plan

I’ve never been a yo-yo dieter; instead, for most of my life, up until my early 30s, I was, shall we say, pleasingly plump.  Then, after I had my first child, I bumped up into the seriously overweight range and stayed there until I was done having children.  But then, I started having health issues–often […]

Weekend Bulk Cooking, May 7, 2018

This weekend, I actually did bulk cooking for foods that we will eat during the week with just a tiny touch of freezer cooking.  Maybe that means I’m improving.  But still, my freezer stash is getting low, and I don’t like that.  I made need to make some more freezer meals soon. My mom and […]

Where Should You Put Your Emergency Fund?

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Radius Bank. Radius Bank has not directed my content or my views. My husband is currently a yearly contract employee.  We’re hoping that one day he’ll be a tenure-track employee where he’ll have more security, but due to funding, that hasn’t happened yet.  Because we feel […]

Grocery Report, April 11 – 17, 2018

April tends to be a busy month for us as many of our yearly obligations end for the summer.  This month, the kids had 4H Fair for archery and Bookworm has had something to do all day Saturday for each of the first three Saturdays of the month.  In addition, my husband had some out […]